About Jon Mattox

Jon Mattox is a drummer, composer, and recording engineer. His performance and production credits include artists as diverse as The Young Dubliners, Rob Halford, Lee Sklar, and Joan Osborne.

His compositions have been licensed for dozens of major Hollywood movie trailers, television shows, and advertising. See Jon's discography and film credits.

Jon is a former student of legendary jazz dummer Roy Burns, and is currently endorsed by Aquarian Drumheads, Istanbul Cymbals and Factory Metal Percussion.

Jon operates Bright Orange Studios in Los Angeles.

For more information, see Jon's website:

Posts by Jon

JZ Vintage 11 Microphone Review

I like great sounding microphones. And I especially like great sounding microphones that are versatile, and work well on many different sound sources. The Vintage 11 by JZ Microphones is one such microphone. The Vintage 11 is a large diaphragm condenser that indeed has a unique “vintage” sound do it. Not by duplicating the design […]

Posted:Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Shure Beta Drum Mic Review

Hear the new Shure Beta microphone line on Jon Mattox’ drums. He tracked the Beta 56A on toms, the Beta 98A and 98AMP on snare and toms, the Beta 181/C on overheads, and the Beta 91A on kick, music stand, and control room window.

Posted:Friday, May 6th, 2011
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JZ DMK1 Review

I had the opportunity to do some drum recordings with the DMK1 , a three-mic solution for drum recording made by the Latvian company JZ Microphones. Being half Latvian myself, I was excited about doing this review! The DMK1 consists of three JZ BT201 small diaphragm condenser microphones: A matched pair with wide-cardioid capsules for […]

Posted:Thursday, January 13th, 2011
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